Important Message from Glacier Ridge Snow Tubing

     On January 1st, 2019, our dome facility at Glacier Ridge Sports Park was severely damaged during the wind event that took place in the early morning hours.  While the snow tubing portion of the park only suffered minor wind damage, the damage to the dome was catastrophic.  We are in the early stages of recovery and currently it is hazardous for the facility to be open to the public.  Henceforth, Glacier Ridge Snow Tubing will not be open for the season until we can ensure that the entire park is safe for our customers to return.

If you have purchased tickets on our website keep in mind that they do not have an expiration date and will be good for any date once we reopen.  Also, all tickets purchased through a 3rd party will be honored throughout the remainder of this season.  As a courtesy to these customers we will be extending the expiration date of these purchases till April 1, 2020.

Thank you for your understanding during this trying time.  If you have any questions, please contact us directly at 585-352-5300.

Thank you

Glacier Ridge Sports Park

Snow Making

There will be times that we are open when there is no snow on the ground as we make our own snow at Glacier Ridge.  There are times that we will have to close our hill because the weather has gotten too warm, which makes the snow tacky and the tubes do not go down the hill properly.  

Unfortunately, we do not control the weather so sometimes this may be inconvenient and we apologize in advance.  Below is a description of the snow making process.

Snowmaking is the production of snow by forcing water and pressurized air through a "snow gun," also known as a "snow cannon", on ski slopes. Snowmaking is mainly used at ski resorts to supplement natural snow. This allows ski resorts to improve the reliability of their snow cover and to extend their ski seasons from late autumn to early spring. Indoor ski slopes often use snowmaking. They can generally do so year-round as they have a climate-controlled environment.

The production of snow requires low temperatures. The threshold temperature for snowmaking increases as humidity decreases. Wet bulb temperature is used as a metric since it takes air temperature and relative humidity into account. Snowmaking is a relatively expensive process in its energy use, thereby limiting its use.

Be sure to check out our videos and gallery, as well our safety page and printable waiver prior to heading out for your snow tubing adventure! For more specific information on group outings, get in touch by calling 585-352-5300 or writing through our contact page.
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